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  • Huntingdon

    Cambridgeshire

    An hour from London by train, there are some hidden gems hiding here among the thatched villages beside the River Ouse.

  • Churches

    by train

    Centuries of glorious art and architecture are packed into Britain’s brilliant churches and cathedrals. These examples, all reachable by rail, showcase a variety of treasures.

  • Leicester

    kindly supported by East Midlands Airport

    Space rockets and King Richard III, spicy food and sequinned saris… the city of Leicester is a varied and fascinating destination, spanning continents and centuries.

  • Oxford

    Oxfordshire

    Avoid the traffic and stroll through Oxford’s streets on foot; find flowering meadows, stride out along the Thames or ride a bus to Blenheim Palace.

  • Linlithgow

    West Lothian

    With its palace perched above a natural loch, Linlithgow is a fairy tale destination with waterside walks and the Bo’ness and Kinniel steam railway nearby.

  • Car-free Monmouth

    Monmouthshire

    Wander in the hills, canoe along the river, or enjoy ice creams, bakeries and an award-winning vineyard around this historic market town, birthplace of Henry V.

  • High Wycombe

    Buckinghamshire

    High Wycombe is an excellent hub for car-free adventures: Disraeli’s manor house and the Hellfire caves and are each just ten minutes away by bus.

  • Colchester

    Essex

    Britain’s oldest recorded Roman town is now one of its fastest-growing towns. Explore centuries of history and catch the bus to bluebell woods or beach huts.

  • Cambridge

    Cambridgeshire

    Cycle downriver to Grantchester, catch a train to see Shepreth’s red pandas or hop on the bus to visit bird-haunted lakes at Fen Drayton.

  • Carmarthen

    Carmarthenshire

    Discover historic tunnels, tidal boat trips, hidden gourmet restaurants, the village where Dylan Thomas wrote Under Milk Wood or the world's biggest greenhouse.

  • Carlisle

    Cumbria

    Britain’s most besieged city has a suitably spectacular castle, just a short walk from the station. But venture a little further and find some beautiful countryside that’s easy to reach.

  • Stanstead Bury

    Hertfordshire

    Stanstead Bury is an intriguing house dating back to Tudor times - tours, nature gardening sessions and pop-up restaurant, by appointment only

    Car-free offer: gift of home grown vegetables or beef

  • St Laurence Church Northfield

    West Midlands

    St Laurence is one of just four remaining medieval churches in Birmingham.

    Car-free offer: free entry

  • Bath

    Somerset

    Enjoy boat trips, waterside walks, museums, gardens, parks, panoramas and – yes - baths in Bath. And reach them all without a car.

  • Peterborough

    Cambridgeshire

    Peterborough’s cathedral is 900 years old in 2018. Celebrate by visiting the city for a stroll through history. Ride a steam train by the River Nene or take a boat trip on the lake.

  • Harwich

    Essex

    Maritime Harwich is full of beach huts and lighthouses and the railway journey there, along the beautiful Stour estuary, is an adventure in itself.

Look out for the Good Journey Mark – where car-free visitors are welcome and enjoy a discount

Visit car-free in 2019!